• The Paris Nothingburger: Much Ado About Nothing Binding

    • Date: 06/09/16
    • The American Interest

    The U.S. completely hollowed out the Paris deal, making it an entirely aspirational affair. None of the goals it asks UN member states to set will be enforced in any real way. Over the holiday weekend, both the United States and China “ratified” the climate deal drawn up in Paris this past December, raising the hopes […]

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  • Climate Chicken Littles Choke On Record Wheat Crop

    • Date: 04/09/16
    • The American Interest

    A generation after leading scientists and experts warned the world of an escalating series of horrendous famines, the crop gluts continue. The latest kick in the pants to the Malthusian doomsayers is a bumper global wheat harvest. The FT reports: Extensive planting and benign weather have forced analysts to repeatedly raise crop outlooks. The International Grains Council last […]

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  • There’s Plenty That Could Go Wrong With The Paris Climate Agreement

    • Date: 01/09/16
    • The American Interest

    There’s plenty that could go wrong politically as countries try to gin up domestic support for the Paris deal. When weary delegates finally eked out a climate agreement in Paris last December, greens around the world hailed their efforts as a turning point in human history. But not only was the treaty agreed last year in […]

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  • A Brave New Epoch?

    • Date: 30/08/16
    • Doug L Hoffman, The Resilient Earth (December 2010)

    The Anthropocene, if it is ever recognized, will simply be the ruins of human hubris writ in stone. Once again, scientists propose that planet Earth has been so altered by human activity that we are entering a new geological time period—the Anthropocene. A viewpoint article by some stratigraphic heavy hitters, published [in 2010] in the journal […]

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  • Bad Bee Science And Activist Capture At The FT

    • Date: 28/08/16
    • David Zaruk, The Risk-Monger

    Hasn’t anyone in the media learnt the skew of this cynical game yet? Have journalists abandoned responsibility to side with the tawdristic tirades of the activists? Has everyone given up the “investigate, research and then report” practices that I used to teach journalism students (back when there used to be journalism students)? Are journalists now […]

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  • “Yes, Prime Minister” And Global Warming

    • Date: 24/08/16
    • Excerpts from Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn: "Yes, Prime Minister"

    “Computer models are no different from fashion models: seductive, unreliable, easily corrupted, and they lead sensible people to make fools of themselves.” –Jim Hacker, Yes, Prime Minister Dramatis personae: Sir Humphrey Appleby Cabinet Secretary Bernard Woolley Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Jim Hacker Prime Minister Claire Sutton Special Policy Adviser Simon Chester BBC […]

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  • Have Lots Of Children. It’s Good For The Planet

    • Date: 23/08/16
    • David Harsanyi, The Federalist

    The problem with environmentalists isn’t merely that they have destructive ideas about the economy, but that so many of them embrace repulsive ideas about human beings. Take this recent NPR piece that asks: “Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?” If you want to learn about how environmentalism has already affected […]

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  • BBC, Indian Monsoon, And More Lies

    • Date: 20/08/16
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    This is all too typical BBC fare – pick a weather event, hype it up as something unusual, connect it to climate change and say they are going to get worse. […] This is all too typical BBC fare – pick a weather event, hype it up as something unusual, connect it to climate change […]

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